Israel 2014 Day 8: Hertzilyah
Today was a pretty chill day. We started with a trip to the beach. Given that it's a Friday and the large majority of things close down before Shabbos (Fri night to Sat night), it was a day to start our Shabbos-ing early and just chill at the beach. Our destination today was Hertzilyah Pituach, a fancy beach area just north of Tel-Aviv.
We got some chairs with umbrella shades and got some food at the beach, a nice setup. I also got an Iced Coffee... very good for this crazy warm weather! We also got some dips, pita, 2 eggs and salad. Tasty lunch while chillin' on those chairs. After soakin' in the sun for a while, we headed to the mall to wander!
The mall was like most malls, with mostly stores that I knew from home: Vans, Gap, etc. I was trying to find a store with local clothing, maybe something with some Hebrew on it. Of course, all the shirts had stuff like "San Francisco", "USA", "California" on them, not a shirt with Hebrew to be found. Haha, I certainly don't need any more "California" shirts!
|New Surfer-y Magen David I got|
|Chillin in the stroller|
|Then we bounced around this jungle gym and I got foam shot at me from this launcher thing. Hilarity ensued!|
|Michal's bro getting some sweet air|
This just so happened to be beside a McDonald's, so we finally went for it and tried the insane sized burger. Michal's brother bought me the "Mega Big America", the crazy burger we'd seen advertised a few times. It was hilarious and awesome and we shared it like 5-ways (or, at least, that's the story I'm sticking with).
|We finally gave in and had to try this insane "Mega Big America" burger, just because it existed|
|This thing was insane|
After a fun time at the mall, we headed to Michal's cousin's home for Shabbos dinner. Everyone came, as always, and it was an awesome family event again. Great food and even greater company!
|And now time for more silly faces.|
|The movie "Chef" in Hebrew!|
|As always, Israel does salads right :)|
|And then, an amazing Oreo Cake in an even more amazing Hebrew dish from a local artist!|
We finished the great eventing of food and good times with an Oreo Cake, made in this AWESOME dish (I will have to get one like it!) It was a dish by a local artist with Hebrew writing on it, which contained the recipe for the cake. Another great day!